I started out as a trainee Biomedical Scientist in the NHS as a placement student whilst undertaking my degree at Aston. I joined Aston’s School of Life and Health Sciences in September 2016 following graduation where I held a position as a technical assistant until I accepted my current role as one of the biosciences graduate teaching assistants in January 2017. I am part-time teaching, part-time PhD, specialising in biochemistry.
PgCert. with Distinction in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
IBMS Certificate of Competency
BSc. with First Class Honours in Applied Biomedical Science with Professional Training
2017 – date: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biology, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
2016 – 2017: Technical Assistant, Biology, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
2014 – 2015: Trainee Biomedical Scientist (On Placement), Biochemistry, Pathology, Worcester Acute NHS Trust.
I am involved in teaching on the BSc. and MSc. bioscience degree programmes, particularly with practical classes. I am responsible for looking after first year biochemistry (BY1BC1), second year enzyme kinetics (BY2BT2) and final year medical biochemistry (BY3BC1). I am also a personal and academic tutor, supervise placement and final year project students and will be involved in the upcoming BSc. Biochemistry degree.
I am undertaking my PhD part-time with Dr Alan Goddard and Professor David Poyner in the area of membrane protein biochemistry, focussing on G protein-coupled receptors and their interactions.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Member of the Biochemical Society
My ORCID page
Castell, OK, Dijkman, PM, Wiseman, DN & Goddard, AD 2018, 'Single molecule fluorescence for membrane proteins' Methods. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2018.05.024